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Decades later, Finkel's details of Last Stand supported by archaeological evidence


April 9, 2020

-Submitted photo

George Armstrong Custer was a Civil War hero whose battlefield exploits resulted in him reaching the rank of brevet (temporary) Major General. Custer was a Lt. Colonel at the time of Little Bighorn.

By Gary Lentz

Retired Ranger

Lewis and Clark Trail State Park

Special to the Dayton Chronicle

–Continued from the April 2, 2020, installment of Gary Lentz's informative program at the Blue Mountain Heritage Society's fundraiser in February.

Frank Finkel, after recuperating at a trapper's cabin for months, traveled to Fort Benton (in present-day Choteau County, Montana) where he reported in...

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